Sydney Ghost Walking Tour

The Rocks, Australia
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Come, if you dare, on a night-time stroll through the haunted corners of Sydney that contain mysteries with a supernatural twist. Your informative guide leads you on a 1.5-hour walking tour around The Rocks district, the site where Sydney was founded and a place full of spine-tingling stories and legendary ghosts. Historical events hold the keys to some of the paranormal phenomena, which include hauntings and ghost sightings that your guide explains in fascinating detail.
  • 1.5-hour ghost walking tour of Sydney at night
  • Stroll through the haunted corners of The Rocks and nearby locales
  • Learn the history of Sydney’s former slums, mass burial grounds, sly-grog shops and opium dens
  • Explore foreboding tunnels, alleys and other creepy spots
  • Enjoy entertaining narration from a knowledgeable guide

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This is a fun twist on a typical walking tour in Sydney’s most historical neighborhood.

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Live commentary
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 69 George St
    69 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    Departure Point: Observer Hotel Address: 69 George St, The Rocks

Start time

08:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After meeting your guide in The Rocks, starts your ghoulish walk in the mists of time, when this neighborhood was home to sailors, prostitutes, sly-grog shops (where cheap liquor was sold illegally), opium dens and many nefarious characters. Notorious gangs such as the Rocks Push and the Razor double-crossed their victims and rivals, sometimes going as far as murder. Hear the tales of unfortunate souls whose ghosts are rumored to roam the streets as your guide leads you through their spooky stories and former haunts.

As you walk through the darkened streets, your guide reveals theories about lingering mysteries and unsolved murders that have perplexed investigators for decades. Discover how sites such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Susannah Place, Dawes Point, Atherden Street and the Orient Hotel are connected to one another through these tales.

Expect to stroll at a leisurely pace for about one mile (1.6 km) during your tour, with frequent stops for photo ops. After an eerie evening of ghost tales and possibly some sightings, your tour ends when your guide returns you to your starting point.

The Rocks

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lantern Ghost Tours

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, as this is a walking tour
  • Minimum age is 8 years old
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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A great experience.
Leanne_M, Mar 2023
Found the tour very interesting indeed. With a lot of evidence out there. Really enjoyed Observatory Hill, what a magical place. We could almost imagine the picnic blanket out, and the gruesome public watching the hangings as entertainment. The bats flying overhead at the time giving greater effect. We found our guide "Jake", very clear, and well spoken. And although running a little late due to train problems, kept us informed.
good, knowledgeable...
Sheila_F, Mar 2023
good, knowledgeable guide, careful to everyone together as he had quite a large group to look after.
Nice evening ghost history tour
Matthew_D, Feb 2023
Nice walk around the rocks with some ghost/murder stories thrown in. More history driven rather than supernatural but still enjoyed it. Declan was full of information to help set the scene
The tour was amazing the...
Bec_L, Dec 2022
The tour was amazing the weather was perfect the guide was knowledgeable and engaging and managed to get the group involved
Gordon_P, Nov 2022
A great walk and some wonderful sights. Enjoy the exercise and take a camera for the classic views of the city and areas around. The stories are entertaining but would be nice to enter some of the buildings. All sites and stories are from the footpath.
A great little activity if you're looking for something to do!
Zoey_P, Oct 2022
We had amazing time with our tour guide Jake! He was enthusiastic the whole way which made each story even more better. Was able to walk at your own pace and got to see alot more than expected. A great time out for anyone really!
Sydney at night
Jo_D, Aug 2022
Great to see so much sydney history Didn't seen any ghosts on this visit but was still a great experience
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Jo , thanks for joining us on the Haunted Sydney ghost tour. Great to hear you had a good night on tour , sorry the ghosts didn't show on the night Happy Haunting!
Spooks for Real
Laura_W, Aug 2022
Really good tour with a knowledgeable and fun guide. Would recommend if you are a true believer and interested in the supernatural. Would not recommend if you wanted to hear gruesome stories of the past (there was none of those).
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Hi Laura, thanks for adding your review after attending the Haunted Sydney ghost tour. We are pleased to hear your enjoyed your tour and found the guide knowledgeable & fun Happy Haunting!
Great host, great tour !
Glen_D, June 2022
Wonderful host, excellent presentation of fascinating historical facts and it’s eerie past in early Sydney Town. We’ll researched, very impressed.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Glen , thanks for joining us on the haunted Sydney ghost tour. It's great to hear you enjoyed the tour Hope to see you again soon on another Lantern Ghost Tour.
Very interesting journey full of history
Leon_B, May 2022
Molly at the kids pkay ground definitely peaked my curiosity. Enjoyed listening to our host share his knowledge of the Rocks.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Leon , thanks for joining us on the Haunted Sydney ghost tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with Lantern Ghost Tours Happy Haunting!
Barrie_W, May 2022
Cancelled by vendor. Cancelled by vendor no reason given. Cancelled by vendor no reason given. Cancelled
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Barrie, we do apologize, on the rare occasion we need to cancel a tour we always email and phone direct to the guests if needed. The only reason we would cancel a tour is if an extreme weather warning has been issued or if the tour guide is unwell and we are unable to secure another guide. We also always offer to re-book the tour for a later date. Please contact our office for more details
Interesting but not very spooky
Alexandra_A, Apr 2022
Our host was a very good story-teller and created an interesting ambience amongst The Rocks. We were able to walk to and visit some eerie sites, however it was predominantly a walking tour with some creepy stories thrown in. Unfortunately we weren’t able to go into any of the sites, when most of the stories revolves around what happened inside them.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Alex, thanks for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy this walking street ghost tour , great to hear you found your guide to be a great story-teller.
Spooky and fun!
Kim_S, Dec 2020
Was such a fun and informative experience. Spooky things definitely did happen. It's an adventure you don't want to miss!
Response from Host, Dec 2020
Hi Kim, thanks for joining us on the Haunted Sydney ghost tour & thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a fun night and you found the tour informative. We hope yo see you again on another Lantern Ghost Tour. Thanks Kim
This started well but it was...
Gillian C, Jan 2018
This started well but it was Australia Day and when we were distracted by the fireworks I felt our guide lost patience and the tour ended early. There is plenty of walking and much uphill which I was happy with but would not suit everyone.
Probably wouldnt recommend this tour...
Lyn H, Dec 2017
Probably wouldnt recommend this tour but that just my opinion.
the tour in itself , as walking tour...
nathalie s, Oct 2017
the tour in itself , as walking tour around this area was great,as we discovered a neibourhood. i would have never walk as a tourist around this way the talk about ghost, it was ok for young kids or teens!!!
Wonderful experience, definitely...
Naomi R, Sept 2017
Wonderful experience, definitely worth the money. Lots of history and interesting places around The Rocks we got a chance to see.
Our tour guide did not show up due...
Belinda G, July 2017
Our tour guide did not show up due to having an accident which understandably was not their fault but despite having a contact number it was difficult to find out why we left wondering what had happened. Once alerted the company apologised but unfortunately we did not get to go on the tour.. I hope our tour guide was ok and makes speedy recovery.
a fun ghost activity to explore with...
MOHAMMAD_I, Aug 2016
a fun ghost activity to explore with family and friends
A great way to learn about the Dark...
Donna W, June 2016
A great way to learn about the Dark Side of Sydney. Ben, the Tour Guide, was great.